Facial aesthetics: achieving the natural, relaxed look

J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2007;9 Suppl 1:6-10. doi: 10.1080/17429590701523927.


When patients undergoing nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures are asked to state their expectations in terms of outcomes, the achievement of a "natural, relaxed look" usually emerges as the paramount goal. The importance to clinicians of delivering on this patient desire is becoming increasingly clear. After all, patient satisfaction is the ultimate treatment goal. This article explores aspects of what defines the natural, relaxed look and what patients are seeking when they undergo nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures and is based on the clinical experience of the authors. The article also offers suggestions intended to help clinicians provide each patient with appropriate outcomes and satisfaction.

MeSH terms

  • Botulinum Toxins, Type A / administration & dosage
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Face*
  • Humans
  • Neuromuscular Agents / administration & dosage
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Rejuvenation*
  • Skin Aging


  • Neuromuscular Agents
  • Botulinum Toxins, Type A